Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, is the picture of fitness as he enjoys bicycle ride with daughter Christina… less than two months after heart surgery
Back in October, he revealed that he’d had his aortic valve replaced during another heart surgery, after getting a new pulmonary valve inserted in April 2018.
And Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, was the picture of fitness on Friday, when he was spotted enjoying a bicycle ride with his daughter Christina, 29, in Los Angeles.
Donning a protective face mask, the Terminator star wore a black top with matching shorts, which he teamed with a blue quilted coat and black shoes.
Ride: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, was spotted going for a bicycle ride in Los Angeles on Friday
Shielding his eyes with sunglasses, he cycled along the road just ahead of his daughter, who wore a black hoodie with matching leggings and a grey baseball cap.
Former Governor of California Schwarzenegger is also father to Katherine, who turns 31 on Sunday, Patrick, 27, and Christopher and Joseph Baena, both 23.
Four of his children are from his marriage to ex-wife Maria Shriver, while Joseph was conceived during an affair with the family’s former housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
The bodybuilding enthusiast revealed in October that he’d undergone heart surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, as he shared a snap of himself in his hospital bed.
Making it a family affair: The Terminator star was joined by his 29-year-old daughter Christina
Wrote the father-of-five: ‘Thanks to the team at the Cleveland Clinic, I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery.’
He then said, ‘I feel fantastic and have already been walking the streets of Cleveland enjoying your amazing statues. Thank you to every doc and nurse on my team!’
When the aortic valve is not working properly, ‘it can interfere with blood flow and force the heart to work harder to send blood to the rest of the body,’ according to webmd.
According to webmd, ‘Aortic valve repair and aortic valve replacement are procedures that treat diseases affecting the aortic valve, one of four valves that control blood flow through the heart.’
Workout: Wearing protective face masks, the pair stepped out in black workout ensembles
The aortic valve helps keep blood flowing in the correct direction through the heart, the site added.
It separates the heart’s main pumping chamber (left ventricle) and the main artery that supplies oxygen-rich blood to your body (aorta), webmd further explained.
In 2018 he went to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles to have a scheduled catheter valve replacement.
The procedure is said to be risky, and the seven-time Mr Olympia winner developed complications, leading to an emergency open-heart surgery that reportedly lasted several hours.
Bouncing back: The star revealed back in October that he had undergone another heart surgery, most recently to replace his aortic valve